Playhouse joins #LetTheMusicPlay campaign - PLAYHOUSE Whitely Bay

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Playhouse joins #LetTheMusicPlay campaign

Posted on 02 July 2020

Today we Playhouse Whitley Bay, join other music venues, industry professionals and artists in the #LetTheMusicPlay campaign. Our collective voice calls on the UK government to not only recognise, but take action to help the live music industry in the uncertainty it faces.

The UK could lose its prime spot on the world’s musical stage unless the government commit to supporting venues and businesses and set out a timetable for reopening live music venues. The live music industry supports 210,000 jobs across the UK, music venues, concerts, and festivals added £4.5bn to the economy in 2019.

Today a joint letter from musicians and industry professionals was sent to the culture secretary, Oliver Dowden:
‘Live music has been one of the UK’s biggest social, cultural, and economic successes of the past decade. But, with no end to social distancing in sight or financial support from government yet agreed, the future for concerts and festivals and the hundreds of thousands of people who work in them looks bleak. Until these businesses can operate again, which is likely to be 2021 at the earliest, government support will be crucial to prevent mass insolvencies and the end of this world-leading industry.’

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